Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carleton Mountain, VT
Trails: Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 21, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking access off Rt 105 at N. Jay Pass, parking at the gate at Journey's End trail limited to 2 vehicles 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Snow depths not suitable for dogs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The plan was to thru hike from N. Jay Pass to Journey's End Rd. We did a car drop at the end of Journey's End Rd and drove to start the hike at N. Jay Pass. The wind was howling at about 20-30mph, wind chills well below zero. We started the hike in about 2 ft. of snow, but as we climbed Carleton snow depths increased rapidly. We lost the rail many times, but thanks to GIAI we were able to find the trail periodically. After reaching the Carleton summit we continued northward until we had to turn around due to snow levels (4-5 ft), extreme cold, and losing the trail. Whacking in the section of the mountain was made more difficult with numerous blowdowns and thick woods. After making the wise decision to turn back we followed our tracks back to the car.  
Name: Gordo DuBois 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-22 
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